When travelling to work, a boat journey is not always the first mode of transport that comes to mind. However, for some Changeworks advisors, this is the only way they can reach householders in remote locations. These remote locations provide a number of challenges, not just for our advisors but also for the people who live there. Keeping homes warm that are old, made to different building standards, or are off-grid can be particularly challenging, both practically and financially.

Our Argyll and Bute-based Home Energy and Partnership Liaison Officer Brian Barker reports on his experiences last month visiting householders on the islands of Jura and Tiree to provide in-home advice. With each location facing its own unique challenges, Brian has to look at all the pieces of the sometimes complicated puzzles to figure out the best combination of energy solutions for each home.

For energy efficiency advice or a renewables home visit call the Home Energy Scotland advice centre on 0808 808 2282.